I think it is 'Expresses own feelings and emotions' which is a bit different. So if children can talk about what emotions they are feeling eg, wanting mummy, tired, bored etc, they are able to express their feelings. If they just maraud around kicking objects, this is not showing awareness but just 'acting out'. It's their own feelings they have to express, so talking about a character's feelings is useful but doesn't quite hit the spot unless they relate it to their own experiences. You stand a better chance of assessing this point if you listen and watch children in their play, and see how they respond when they are frustrated, annoyed, sad etc. For instance I have a post it note about a little boy from nursery last year. He was playing with friends and suddenly said, "I don't like this game, let's go and play with the blocks."